Parking at Compass Theatre

A small, temporary parking area is available to visitors at Compass Theatre during our refurbishment. Please find out more at the Parking Information Page.

Costumes / Wardrobe


Please note;

Due to the current refurbishment work taking place at Compass Theatre, which includes a major extension of the Wardrobe's storage area, we are unable to open our Wardrobe Department until further notice. We're sorry for any inconvenience this causes and plan to re-open the department as soon as possible.

Looking for Costumes or Fancy Dress?

The Compass Theatre has a wonderful selection of costumes and accessories for hire with over 3,000 items to suit every occasion. The wardrobe is staffed by volunteers who have a great deal of experience in costume hire. The volunteer Wardrobe Team usually opens on Wednesday evenings during term-time, between 8pm and 9.30pm (see notice above about closure Nov 2015 to Mar 2016)

Outside of these times, enquiries can be made to Jilly 01895 237256

Hire period

The hire period is for up to one week from date of collection. If you need longer please agree a return week with the Wardrobe team. Wardrobe items can only be hired or returned during opening hours.

Hire charges

  • Adults' costumes: £15 per week
  • Children's costumes: £10 per week
  • Accessories: £1 - £10 per week
  • Bulk hire discounts available

There is a minimum deposit of £30 for the first three items and an additional £10 per item after that. This can be paid for with cash or cheque at the time of collection, or can be collected from your card after the hire if forfeit. Should hired items be returned late, altered (without prior consent), damaged or soiled*, the hirer's deposit will not be returned and the value of either cleaning, repairing or replacing the item will be charged to the hirer. The cost of replacing, repairing or cleaning hired items can be estimated by the wardrobe staff before you hire. The Wardrobe team can tell you which items are machine washable and will expect all washable items to be returned clean and dry.

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